I own a lot of roland products including the Fantom G
and I will be honest with you I am very disapointed by the Acoustic pianos.
That being said the action is not horrible.
and I believe with some tweaking the Acousitc piano could probably be better.
like with most fantoms the sound from left to right gets way to bright.
The biggerst sore point with owning a fantom is the lack of expandability
no serious third party sounds
There is an Italian company that makes piano sounds for the roland G that from the demo sound good I have not bought them yet but the price is low enough to make it worth my while to shop it piano sounds for fantom
I do have the ARX piano board expansion and and happy with it.
very usable and flexible
I think it sucks that I still would need an expansion like the integra to make my piano sound natural.
Roland has the srx board the complete piano which was a great sounding expansion. why would they not bring that into their Fantom.
I give up I am going with the Korg Kronos
However I will keep my Roland it is great for pop and dance music not that I do much of that. and yes it is very bulky and heavy. I am a pretty strong guy but lugging this beast around is too much of a chore.
I always try to opt for light for gigs.
studio logic and a module is the way to go for me for gigging
If I were to do it over again
I would buy the Kronos.
Roland just let Fantom owners down.
I think they owed it to the fantom owners to at least
make the programming architecture privy to third party software developers so that it wasnt like pulling teeth to make third party software.